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Meet a Suffragette!


March is Women’s History month and this year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gives women the right to vote. We want to celebrate that auspicious and hard-fought victory with a special program honoring those suffragettes who worked tirelessly for the benefit of all the women to follow. The early suffragettes lived in New York and were quite familiar with the Haudenosaunee tribe (part of the Iroquois nation). The Haudenosaunee women had equal rights and a voice in the decisions of the tribe. They were not considered property of their husbands. This native group was inspiring as the suffragettes fought for the right to vote.

We have invited a talented actor, Tams Alan, to depict what it was like to be a suffragette; Tams has acted at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival and performs locally in the living history series.


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